History Hot 100: vote for history's hottest names in 2017

Will Richard III again top the polls in this year’s History Hot 100 list?

Illustrations by Andy Tuohy.

Illustrations by Andy Tuohy.
 

This month we relaunch BBC History Magazine’s annual poll to find out which historical figures have got you talking over the past 12 months. Now entering its third year, the History Hot 100 survey gives you the chance to nominate the people who fascinate you the most – from the books you’re reading, to the films you’re watching.

In 2016, Richard III took the top spot for the second year running – but can he make it a hat-trick? Tudor royals also fared well last year, with Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII taking second, fourth and fifth places respectively. And in a year when the anniversaries of Second World War events such as Operation Barbarossa hit the headlines, Adolf Hitler moved up five places from 15 to 10. You can read more about the results of the 2016 History Hot 100 here.

Voting is now open for this year’s poll, so visit historyextra.com/hot100-2017 and tell us the three historical figures you’re most interested in at the moment – and why. To qualify, they must have died before 1 January 1987. Voting closes at midnight on 22 June, after which we’ll release a shortlist of the top 10 names – it’ll then be up to you to vote for the person you want to see crowned number one. We’ll announce the results in a future issue of BBC History Magazine.

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